The tone of your comment below is a bit harsh. Be kind to these girls. In spite of their cookies being crap, there are many positives related to their cookie sale worth supporting. My 9 y/o daughter (mostly vegan during her 50% with me, and mostly non vegan during the other half with mom) is a Brownie and has been hawking, and even eating a few, girl scout cookies of
late. Here are just some of the positives that make it worthwhile to support this cause (you don?t have to eat them? you can donate them or even throw them away if your conscience dictates):
1. Practical math experience
3. Sales experience
5. The opportunity to be part of a team of girls working towards a goal (a portion of the sale is kept by the troop which helps pay for field trips, outings, and girl scout camp)
6. The opportunity to contribute to bigger causes
a. Donate sold cookies to: ?Home Town Heroes.? Our troop is sending cookies to soldiers serving overseas. Some are donated to food banks, etc., etc.
b. A portion of the sale goes to a Girl Scout National fund that pays for dues and outings for underprivileged girls
Please think twice before making some smart ass comment to these well intentioned girls, which may not have the desired effect. There must be a kinder and gentler way to share our passion for
veganism, and plant the seed with these girls (and more importantly? with their parents).
Lastly, please feel free to stop by our troop?s last cookie booth sale tomorrow from 4 ? 8 at the Wal-Mart in Castle Rock. My daughter Sydney will be there from 4 ? 6, and she will be happy to talk with you about the virtues of a plant based diet? with a little candy and cookies thrown in now and then -:).
From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Ann S
Sent: Thursday, February 16,[masked]:42 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [bouldervegans] Girl Scouts are back!
I always do this (have for years) and it's always a good thing. I do it when I see boy scouts selling popcorn as well. I even do it at bake sales. They have to be nice since I'm a potential customer, so they get to have an experience with a nice vegan person and hear a little info that try can later check out on line. Planting seeds...
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On Feb 16, 2012, at 11:10 AM, donna marino <[address removed]> wrote:
I did the same thing recently. I think it's a very effective way to reach kids because they have a natural curiosity about these things. (It also works when the Boy Scouts are selling their candy and junk food outside the supermarket :)
Sent: Feb 16,[masked]:54 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [bouldervegans] Girl Scouts are back!
Hi friends! I noticed the Girl Scouts are back in town selling their cookies that are not vegan so here's an easy way to have a simple yet dramatic effect on the young ones about the animal abuse caused by the industry.
When you see the girl scouts at the stores selling their cookies ask the girls if they have any vegan cookies. Chances are they do not know what that means and ask say "whats that?". Then ask them, "Are your cookies animal friendly?", chances are they will ask their adult ambassador who will have to say "no our cookies are not vegan". Then you can say "Well I guess they are not animal friendly then, so sorry I have to pass.". This will provide an entry to an informative discussion where the ambassador will have to explain what "Vegan" means to the kids and then the kids will relate the word to being animal friendly and thus hopefully they will gain interest because I think every youngster has a strong connection to animals.
I did that exact thing yesterday at King-Poop-Scoop and it felt great.